Breakthrough Anti-Cellulite Treatment Gets Women Back in Their Skinny Jeans

Dr. Ellen Frankel Premieres First SmoothShapes® in Rhode Island

Dec 29, 2010, 07:34 ET from Eleme Medical

MERRIMACK, N.H., Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A premier aesthetics company focused on body shaping, Eleme Medical Inc., announced today that Ellen Frankel, MD, of Dermatology Physicians and Rejuvaderm Medical Spa is the first physician in Rhode Island to offer the SmoothShapes® laser to fight the battle of cellulite.

SmoothShapes effectively treats cellulite and is a non-invasive method for producing long lasting results. The SmoothShapes device uses a proprietary technology called Photomology® which is a unique mechanism of action that combines dynamic laser and light energy with mechanical manipulation (massage and vacuum).  This process impacts the tissue responsible for the appearance of cellulite—enlarged fat cells and inflexible collagen. SmoothShapes stimulates restoration of healthy cell activity by focusing on the physical manifestations of cellulite and its underlying causes.

Dr. Frankel has been on the forefront of non-surgical skin rejuvenation and laser treatments. As a leader in aesthetic and general dermatology, she recognizes the current request for non-invasive body treatments, especially cellulite improvement.

"Demand for non-invasive body shaping continues to grow," said Dr. Frankel. "After evaluating the technology and the clinical results, SmoothShapes is more advanced than other cellulite technologies. SmoothShapes has impressive scientific validation of its efficacy and I'm offering the treatments to patients because it creates smoother and tighter skin without downtime, discomfort or side effects. Additionally, the laser powered technology provides long lasting cellulite reduction, without the need for monthly maintenance."

"We are honored to have such a distinguished physician as Dr. Frankel to be our first SmoothShapes provider in Rhode Island," said Nancy M. Briefs, Eleme Medical President and CEO. "At Eleme Medical we have taken a much disciplined approach to the science of body shaping. We were the first aesthetic company to understand that our partners wanted more clinical proof than simple before and after photos. Our luminaries completed the first study that validated cellulite improvement via MRI and the first that used Ultrasound to show the changes under the skin as a result of SmoothShapes treatments. Another researcher was the first to validate volume change in cellulite after SmoothShapes treatment via 3D photography. Clinical studies have also showed the benefits of adding SmoothShapes to liposuction protocols. None of our body shaping competitors has this amount of clinical proof nor have they worked with such a distinguished list of the globe's top physicians."

About Dr. Ellen Frankel:

After finishing medical school at New York Medical College, Dr. Frankel completed an internship in Internal Medicine at New Rochelle Hospital Medical Center and was a dermatology resident at University of Miami School of Medicine (Miami, Florida) where she was chief resident. After completion of training, she moved to Providence, Rhode Island and did a pediatric residency at Rhode Island Hospital opening her own private practice in 1987. She had been chief of dermatology at St. Joseph's Hospital since 1995. Dr. Frankel has been the lead investigator on several clinical studies and has given numerous lectures over the years to various medical groups.  Dr. Frankel has a special interest in pediatric and cosmetic dermatology. The medical practice offers general skin care and treatments of various illnesses. Cosmetic and medical procedures are offered in the Rejuvaderm MediSpa office. Focus at both offices is on good patient care, be it the child or the young at heart. For more information please visit:

About Eleme Medical:

Eleme Medical Inc., headquartered in Merrimack, N.H., is dedicated to providing market-leading technology in all areas of body shaping. SmoothShapes® system with pioneering Photomology® technology is a medical device with FDA clearance to market and CE mark approval for the temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite. The Company's name, when spoken phonetically, suggests "lasers, medicine and aesthetics." For more information, please visit:

SOURCE Eleme Medical